I began my career as a fine artist. “Learning to see” the art in painting and the art in life while working and studying at the Barnes Foundation serendipitously led me to “teaching others to see” as a vision therapist and later as a natural vision educator. I was attracted to yoga because it reminded me of dance, which is a form of art, and also because yoga is a philosophy or “way of seeing”. For many years I explored the interconnectedness of art, yoga and vision to each other and to life. All along all I’ve wanted is harmony. This yearning led me to explore the healing arts and also to recognize the therapeutic value of my painting practice. I realized that all meaningful activity is therapeutic – which led me to the work of occupational therapy. With more recent studies in integrative nutrition and health, along with my own self-healing, I’ve broadened my approach and deepened my understanding of the human capacity to heal.
- Vision is a dynamic process.
- Creativity promotes growth.
- Relaxation facilitates healing.
- Self-awareness transforms.
- Self-care is medicine.
- Health is holistic harmony.
- Occupational Therapist
- Natural Vision Educator
- Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
- Therapeutic Yoga Teacher
- Color Light Therapist
- Zero Balancing® Practitioner
Sharon Hicks holds a B.F.A. in Painting from Tyler School of Art, 1982 and an M.S. in Occupational Therapy from Philadelphia University, 2009. A former vision therapist who turned to holistic healing methods in 1998, Sharon has taught natural vision practices and yoga since 2001. Employed at Bryn Mawr Rehab in Wynnewood, PA she provides occupational therapy for people with neurological conditions and visual effects of concussion.
Sharon provides holistic healing care and coaching in her studio at Norristown Arts Building and remotely via video conference and telephone consultation.